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For the Love of Learning Show Interview: Unschooling Around the World (#25)

For the Love of Learning Show Interview: Unschooling Around the World (#25) | Starry-Eyed Pragmatist

In the summer of 2015, I was among a panel of guests interviewed on the For the Love of Learning Show – Voices of the Alternative Education Movement with host Lainie  Liberti, which aired on the Conscious Consumer Network. The show topic was “Unschooling Around the World.” I had a great time doing the interview. It […]

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Remembering My First Homebirth

Remembering My First Homebirth | Starry-Eyed Pragmatist

I had my first homebirth in 2009. My previous births were all in a hospital. My fourth born child, Luke, was born at home in Austell, Georgia, USA. That child’s birth was among those featured in Elephant Journal’s Homebirth Unveiled—The Voice & Heart of Homebirth Mothers. (150+photos). This photo and commentary is what I submitted […]

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A Super Long List of Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs)

A Super Long List of Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs) | Starry-Eyed Pragmatist

There are lots of different FABMs to help a woman figure out when she is fertile and infertile each cycle. Some have a better efficacy than others, however choosing a method that you will actually follow is way better than badly following another “better” method. Here’s a list of all the FABMs I know about, along with a few things that get commonly get mistaken as FABMs.

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Fertility Awareness & Self Directed Learning

Fertility Awareness & Self Directed Learning | Starry-Eyed Pragmatist

In the last year my interest in learning more about fertility awareness has grown beyond simply what’s needed to effectively fertility chart for myself into something much bigger. I would definitely say it’s now an obsessive, passionate interest of mine! It’s been really interesting for me to think of this interest in the context of unschooling…

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Hard Work – Part 1: What if my children are never forced to do hard things?

Hard Work - Part 1: What if my children are never forced to do hard things? | Starr-Eyed Pragmatist

With unschooling the question often comes up: “What if my children are never forced to do hard things? Will they ever learn grit and determination? Will they develop a sense of entitlement?” The argument is often made that doing whatever you want is not how the real world works. “What if a boss gives me […]

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